• Philip Ling

    Award-winning network news producer

    Experienced investigative and political journalist

I’m an award-winning journalist with proven experience producing breaking news, special events and compelling investigative and political stories.

I’m a critical thinker and effective communicator with a track record of working collaboratively to deliver high-quality results in high-pressure, deadline-driven environments.

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Background

About Me

Award-winning network news producer

I’m a connected, creative and committed producer who delivers high-impact news stories that inform, influence and inspire. I’m a critical thinker with a strong ability to make complex ideas easily understood. I have outstanding news judgment, a keen eye for the best shot, and I never miss a deadline. I take pride in consistently delivering accurate, meaningful and memorable broadcast and online content.

Skilled investigative and data journalist

I have a strong track record in investigative reporting, with expertise in filing access to information and freedom of information requests at all levels of government in Canada and the United States. I understand where useful open data exists, how to find it and how to mine it to drive enterprise journalism for all platforms. I am a creative, analytical and detail-oriented problem solver. I also possess extensive knowledge of the workings of the Canadian government and have well-developed political contacts.

Seasoned pool, live and coordinating producer

I am experienced in organizing live network productions of planned special events and unexpected breaking news. I am able to deploy, direct and supervise the work of multiple crews while ensuring the safety, integrity and performance of everyone on the team. As a pool producer, I have worked cooperatively on behalf of all television networks in Canada to coordinate coverage of international and domestic prime ministerial events, international summits, election campaigns, political conventions and VIP visits.

Forward thinking

I understand the latest technology, transmission tools and formats to aid in storytelling. I am able to bridge editorial, broadcast engineering and IT needs to adopt new techniques and technology for journalists to work more efficiently while reducing costs.

Exceptionally organized

I am comfortable managing multiple projects simultaneously, working efficiently under tight deadlines and remaining calm under pressure. I am a professional who is flexible, respectful and loyal to colleagues.

Relevant Experience
January 2011 – April 2017
Field Producer, CTV National News
January 2011 – June 2011
Associate Producer, CTV’s Question Period
September 2010 – January 2011
Associate Producer, CTV’s Power Play
January 2009 – September 2010
Producer, Global National
September 2008 – August 2010
Reporter-Editor, Postmedia News/Canwest News Service
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My Work

Highlights

Investigative Journalism

Canadian Senate expense scandal
E. coli outbreak at XL Foods

Canadian TV Pool Producer

Official visit with U.S. President Donald Trump
Federal Election campaigns
G7, G20 and NATO summits
Royal Tours of Canada

Field & Coordinating Producer

Ottawa Parliament Hill terror attack
Shooting deaths of three RCMP officers in Moncton
Movie theatre shooting in Colorado
Hurricane Isaac in Louisiana
Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday

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Recognition

My reporting and producing have been honoured by the Governor General of Canada, the Canadian Association of Journalists, the Radio Television Digital News Association, the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, and the Canadian Farm Writers’ Federation.

Recommendations

“He is focussed under pressure, can multi-task like no-one else, and has a journalist’s insatiable curiosity for whatever new he can learn.”

“Philip has a unique skill set that makes him very valuable — he’s a journalist who also understands technology and how it can be harnessed to tell stories.”

“I have to give special mention to … Philip Ling without whom, frankly, I couldn’t have done these stories.”

“Phil is a fine reporter and knows how to dig deep for the best story. Phil knows news and how to get it.”

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Contact Me

Get in touch

EMAIL

contact@philipling.ca

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